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Zahntempel Kandy
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Harvesting Tea
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Elephant Orphanage
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Peredeniya Botanical Garden
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Temple of Tooth

Kandy

Locally referred to as Maha Nuwara, meaning The Great City, Kandy is the Hill Capital and one of the most scenic cities in the country. It is also home to one of the most revered places of the Buddhist community in Sri Lanka, and around the world.

The sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha, is housed in the temple, known as the Dalada Maligawa. In one of Asias most celebrated festivals, The Esala (Kandy) Perahera (held in July/August), where the inner caskets housing the sacred tooth relic, is taken through the streets in a grand procession of dancers, drummers, torch bearers and over a hundred beautifully costumed elephants. Steeped in history and located at the foothills of the central highlands, the city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

Its not only its places of historical significance that make Kandy a popular tourist destination, but also the shops displaying precious and semi precious stones, skillfully crafted jewellry, handicrafts, colourful batiks and silks; and of course there is the expansive Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, the largest and finest in Sri Lanka - a must do.

 

Kandy